Need some materials
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Need some materials

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I need to get some purple enamel paint, and some kind of enamel sealer online. Or are acrylics meant to be better to use? They never seem to work well for me at all.

Posted by Kittie Rose
on Tuesday, August 14, 2007
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Punstarr -
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I get mine at my local comic shop.
VariablePenguin -
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Most paint companies have a color catalog. If you search on their site, it's usually pretty easy to locate.
DrSean -
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Where do you guys get your paints?

And is there a way I can see the color before I buy it online?
Gee_jays_Customs -
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
also, painting in thin coats is worth it, cuz the final paint job will be super smooth! and thats what you want in the end.

~Gj
ToymakerB -
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Punstarr -
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Well it depends on what colors you're using. Yellow is notorious for requiring a lot of coats while darker colors generally only need one or two coats. I'd suggest either Testor or Vellejo Game Color paints. You can find them at http://www.vallejopaints.co.uk
DTM -
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
trust me Kittie. I painted a Wolverine figure with enamel and it's still sticky to this day and he was painted 2 years ago . Enamel is best for car or airplane models but not for a custom. But Testors Arcylic paint, that's what I use. You can usually get them at Walmart near all there vehicle model kits.
Kittie Rose -
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Never had any problem with Enamels. The acrylics I have have to be put on REALLY heavily before they cover up areas.

What kind would you recommend? Where can I get them, and the sealant?
DTM -
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
ditto ditto
Shinobitron -
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
ditto
Gee_jays_Customs -
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
and will never dry! like mine -_-

~Gj
DrSean -
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Enamels can make some plastic really sticky.
Punstarr -
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
You want to use acrylic when at all possible. Apparently enamel eats away at many of the plastics used in action figures. Plus it tends to be too shiny.
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